Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

A Quote by Matthew Arnold on chance, good, and thought

We do not what we ought; What we ought not, we do; And lean upon the thought That chance will bring us through; But our own acts, for good or ill, are mightier powers.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Empedocles on Etna

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Matthew Arnold on day and wishes


With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish 'twere done. Not till the hours of light return, All we have built do we discern.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Morality, st. 2

Contributed by: Zaady

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